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Founders of Camp Kaylie to Be Honored at OHEL’s 46th Annual Gala

This year, Harvey Kaylie, founding benefactor of Camp Kaylie at OHEL, will be the special guest speaker at OHEL’s 46th Annual Gala.

Gloria and Harvey Kaylie have been long-time supporters of OHEL, and their visionary efforts have raised the bar for how individuals with developmental disabilities are both supported and integrated in the community.

“Building Our Future Together” is the theme of OHEL’s 46th Annual Gala, and Mr. Kaylie personifies this with the groundbreaking Camp Kaylie, the first inclusive summer camp for kids of all abilities, which continues to rapidly expand each year.

At Camp Kaylie, campers with developmental disabilities fully integrate with their typical peers, and together, campers enjoy an exhilarating summer—that is an experience for life.

Mr. Kaylie remarks that “Of all the many initiatives I have involved myself in, I am most proud of Camp Kaylie. When I see the transformative impact of the Camp Kaylie experience—newfound friendships, a breakdown of stigma, a greater understanding and appreciation of one another, whatever our challenges, I know that all of our hard work has been worth it.”

OHEL will also be paying tribute to long-time friend and colleague of Harvey Kaylie, Moishe Hellman. Mr. Hellman is the co-president of OHEL and will be featured as the evening’s Guest of Honor. Mr. Hellman has devoted himself to OHEL for three decades with vision, passion and commitment. A leader in the community, Mr. Hellman has built Jewish families, saved Jewish families and has comforted and sought support for thousands of individuals and families in need for decades.

The Gala will take place on Sunday, November 22, at the New York Marriott Marquis at 5 p.m. Please join OHEL for what promises to be an inspiring and memorable evening. To make reservations or place a journal ad, please visit www.ohelgala.org, call (718)972-9328, or e-mail [email protected].

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